On Thursday we make blankets. Simple heavyweight fleece squares with trimmed edges tied in knots. But we aren’t making blankets. We are creating comfort. We are providing something to call their own. We are giving warmth and consistency. We are letting foster children in our community know that we see them, they matter, and we hold love for them. Comfort, love, visibility and ownership. That is what we are creating on Thursday, in our community of supportive and loving mothers.
We look forward to coming together on the 17th at 9:30a at Grace Church on Day Road to work together in service to the foster children of Kitsap County.
If you can, please bring (though we will have supplies on hand, more are always welcome):
blizzard or polar weight fleece (the heaviest) – 3 yards makes 2 blankets
sewing shears (regular scissors won’t do the trick)
new or like new reusable shopping bags or backpacks or duffels to give these children a bag of their own when they have to shuttle themselves from home to home (kids’ belongings are often toted around in black trash bags as things are packed quickly)
your open heart and fun spirit as we cut and prepare blankets for local children
We will start the meeting where we ended the last – with a short centering movement and sharing of other ways to help yourself to get present. Then, with snacks, good company and happy music playing, we will work on making blankets, and sharing comfort.